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Here Are the Best Restaurants in Paris You Have to Try If You're Abroad

Here Are the Best Restaurants in Paris You Have to Try If You're Studying Abroad<p>Take a break from "studying" and start stuffing.<p>November 08, …

France

A Brief History of Paris

Paris has been a thriving metropolis and a center of intellectual and artistic achievement for centuries. The city's roots reach to the third century …

The Secret Rooftop Views of Paris

This guy is definitely not insured for his line of work. There aren’t many Parisians that need to wear hiking shoes to work, but for Alain Cornu, …

Paris

Where the Fashion Set Dine in Paris

<b>Eva Galambos, the director at luxe Sydney fashion boutique Parlour X, visits Paris four times a year on buying trips. Here, she nominates 29 of the</b> …

France

What to Do in Paris: A Complete Guide

Attractions for All Budgets and Interests<p>Whether you're a first-time visitor to Paris or have been there so many times you can proudly claim it as …

European Travel

The Louvre Museum in Paris: A Complete Guide for Visitors

As museums go, the Louvre is quite simply a mammoth. The word "museum" may even be insufficient: the collections are so vast, diverse, and …

Secret Spots in One of Paris’ Most Touristed Neighborhoods

From morning coffee to afternoon wine tasting, this walkable Parisian neighborhood has it all<p>The 1st arrondissement is one of my favorites. I love a morning jog from the Grand Palais through the Tuileries down to the Louvre. Then again, I’m pretty happy just sitting in the Tuileries on a chair, …

France

Paris’s Best Crème Brûlée

<i>Enjoy the small pleasures like Amélie.</i>Remember the scene from Amélie where Audrey Tautou ponders life’s little pleasures? One of them is cracking …

France

Taste Beyond The Tongue

Top 5 Things To Do At The Monaco Grand Prix

A trip to the Monaco F1 Grand Prix, should be on everyone’s bucket list and to ensure you have a great time, I have put together my top 5 things to …

The Top 5 Best Things To See In Rome

Related: Rome, Top Five Best<p>Whenever I visit the Eternal City of Rome and ponder the top 5 best things to see in Rome, I always find myself coming …

Italy

Hiking to San Fruttuoso: The Perfect Day on the Italian Riviera

Our favourite day trip on the Italian Riviera is the hike from Camogli to San Fruttuoso in the Portofino Regional Park. The day includes pretty …

Italy

Your Complete Guide to Zanzibar + 3 Week Itinerary

Below is a guest post from Rita who has spent loads of time in Zanzibar. I asked her to share with you how to get to Zanzibar, some of her favorite …

Asia Travel

5 of the most dangerous ski runs in the world

Adventurous people often find different ways to push their limits. Skiers are likely to head for dangerous and steep slopes for an intense rush of adrenaline. But problems may arise when you disregard potential risks and don’t realistically assess your skills before heading down a run.<p>Some runs …

If there's one thing you must do in each Paris arrondissement it's this

How well do you know Paris?<p>American tour guide Corey Frye was put on the spot to give his top tip for each of the 20 arrondissements in Paris.<p>Here's …

How Dorie Greenspan Does New Year's Eve in Paris

Every December 31st, the dessert wizard invites a hodgepodge group of old and new friends for a perfect French fête, complete with oysters, gougères, …

France

Carrot Cake Cheesecake

Nothing like a sweet treat.

Dessert

13 Delicious Recipes You Can Make In A Dutch Oven

Dutch ovens are the secret to hearty cold-weather meals.<p>Slow cookers might be the appliance everyone thinks of when the season turns chilly, but Dutch ovens are the real workhorses of any cold-weather kitchen.A Dutch oven is basically just a large, heavy cooking pot, but they’re good for anything …

Cooking

A shrimp dish so easy you’ll turn to it time and time again

Recipes featured in this space are often tweaked to save a step or two, but we’ve added an extra one here — with your convenience in mind.<p>Shrimp With Spicy Cashew Sauce builds on a seafood stock. But who keeps that in their pantry? The simple fix: Make your own, in the time it takes to prep the …

Seafood

Espresso caramel shortbread bars

Last year I shared a recipe for these peppermint bark cookies which are, to this day, my very favorite christmas cookie. They are possibly the easiest concept to exist in cookie land but they are just <i>the</i> best. Since sharing the same cookie recipe over and over again probably wouldn't win me many …

Dessert

28 Best Smoothie Recipes For Weight Loss

If you're sipping on a smoothie in the morning to lose weight, don't just throw a million healthy ingredients into the blender and hope for the best! It needs to follow this formula for weight loss. You can stray from the formula a little, but aim to keep it between 300 and 400 calories, and it …

How to Ski the French Alps and Visit Paris—All in One Trip

Cross off two bucket list items in one out-of-this-world trip to France.<p>For those of us who have been spoiled by the unparalleled reliability of ski terrain in the American Rockies, schlepping to the French Alps might seem like a gratuitous expenditure of time and money. But what you can’t do in, …

Amazon Alexa users now have access to 60,000+ recipes

Allrecipes is the latest company to integrate with Amazon's Alexa voice assistant.<p>Allrecipes on Friday announced integration with Amazon's Alexa voice assistant.<p>Amazon Echo, Echo Dot, Amazon Tap, and Fire TV owners now have hands-free access to more than 60,000 recipes.<p>The new skill is capable of …

Smart Homes

A Photo Tour of Royal Caribbean's Harmony of the Seas

At 1,188 feet long and 226,963 gross tons, Royal Caribbean’s newest cruise ship, Harmony of the Seas, is now officially the largest in the world. …

Royal Caribbean

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Hunting for powder on the ultimate Canadian ski resort road trip

Sleeping next to the lift seems like the very best way to guarantee getting first tracks on a powder day. That’s why, one night last February, I found myself nodding off within spitting distance of the Silverlode chair at Red Mountain, British Columbia.<p>Snow had been falling since dusk, but I was …

For the Love of Snow, Visit These 6 Epic Ski Towns

There are several elements that must align for the ultimate ski-cation. Fresh pow, wicked runs, lively village life and stunning snowscapes are the …

Classic Macaroni and Cheese | America's Test Kitchen

We prefer whole milk in this recipe, but 1 or 2 percent low-fat milk may be substituted. Do not substitute frozen cherries for the fresh cherries.<p><b>1.</b> …

Fort Lauderdale Boat Show: 30-To-39-Foot Boats

The <i>Salt Water Sportsman</i> editors saw plenty of new boats at this year's Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show. Take a look below at some of the …